ART SG FILM: EMBODIED PRESENCES features a selection of artists’ video and film works from Southeast Asia and beyond selected by curator Sam I-shan.

This selection of artist films and video art is centred around the body in all its perceiving and expressive capacities, material realities and mythic imaginaries. Nineteen moving image works by seventeen international artists are presented across three themed compilations of short films, and a special feature-length presentation. In Movement in Space, the performing body is depicted charting social spaces, exploring relationality, and demonstrating psychological states. The films in Voice and Being assert the lived experiences of human and non-human subjects through testimony of speech and gesture. The works in The Worldly and Otherworldly crisscross between the earthly and spiritual realms, from the pervasive media environments of contemporary living, to the sensory, spectral visions of folktales and rituals. The program concludes with Future Shock, a dystopic, dream-like tale of the last human on the planet.

Curated by Sam I-shan

Total Running Time: 256min 3sec

For more information on the individual video works, please visit:

Image caption:
Film still from Future Shock: The End of Eternity by Su Hui-Yu, 2023, courtesy of the artist and Chi-Wen Gallery


18 – 21 Jan

Various showtimes

ArtScience Cinema, Level 4

ticket Free Admission, first-come-first-served basis, subject to venue capacity


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